4 ArmadaGPS tricks you've got to try!

Posted by Sarah Dwyer on May 28, 2019 1:41:08 PM
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There are so many ways you can use AmardaGPS to discover insights about your fleet and drivers' behaviour.  We’ve come up with four of our top tricks you need to learn to become an ArmadaGPS Champion! You’ll have the right data for your business right at your fingertips!  

1.Scheduling ArmadaGPS Reports

Get the data you need when you need it by scheduling your ArmadaGPS Reports. It takes a few minutes to set up. You can schedule, daily, weekly, or monthly reports to be emailed to anyone including external suppliers like mechanics. Reduce waiting times and get specific data sent to you or others’ inbox when it's needed.


2. The ArmadaGPS Heat Map

View an entire month's activity at a glance using the ArmadaGPS Heat Map. From the Heat Map you can see what journey's your vehicles are doing most often and make decisions about how best to optimise their time spent on these routes.

3. Get the Daily Activity Report to know what your drivers are doing

The Daily Activity Report uses Truepath Tracking™ to provide critical driver behaviour insights. The Daily Activity reports provides a high level of visibility to ensure you are able to identify any drivers who are at risk.

4. Creating a Defined Place

Creating a Defined Place in ArmadaGPS defines a virtual boundary around a geographical area or address. In doing so, a Place or Type of Place is created. A place can be an address of one of your customers, suppliers or work zones.


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Little tricks to make a big difference to your drivers' speeding habits

Posted by Sarah Dwyer on Apr 4, 2019 2:27:05 PM

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Reducing peak speed by just 8 km/hr saves 10% to 15% in fuel consumption. (Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority - EECA).  Multiply that by the number of vehicles in your fleet and that will get your heart racing! 

Speeding is one of the biggest contributing factors to your fleet’s efficiency and safety. So we have put together some helpful tips around creating awareness in your team and how best to use ArmadaGPS to get actionable data that you can rely on to make big savings and have safer and happier drivers.   

  • Increasing awareness is the way to go... 

Make speed reduction a 'thing' in your team; embed the mantra that speeding is not worth the risk. People often think they’re saving time by driving faster, but it’s hardly significant, and it’s not worth the increase in anxiety or risk to safety. If your drivers know that you are taking speeding seriously they will do the same. Introduce regular speed reports and openly discuss them at team meetings.

Get your team leaders to pass on the message that it's not ok and present useful stats and information that will encourage awareness and enable drivers to rethink their driving behaviour.

Tip: the best ways to save on fuel and improve the bottom line are to avoid excessive idling, use gradual accelerating and decelerating, and drive slower. If your drivers understand how they are contributing to the safety and the efficiencies of the business, they'll rethink their driver behaviour.  

  • Encourage strong communication 

A good open flow of communication between drivers and your operations team always works a treat. This makes rerouting and client updates easy, so drivers can focus on the road ahead instead of worrying about making up for any delays. 

Delays are inevitable; having the right tools in place will improve communication flow and optimise route planning to ensure everyone is doing their best to avoid having to react to a situation.  

  • What decisions need to be made? 

When you have an idea of your drivers' speed history you can decide if there are some specific drivers to focus on and work with them directly to bring their speed down. Or, if the issue of speeding is across the team, is it more realistic to think about implementing some strategies to ensure your time frames are better managed to alleviate the pressures being placed on your drivers? What tools and strategies can you implement to ensure your vehicles' time on the road is optimised and not requiring driver reactions to unforeseen incidents? 

Identifying the root cause of speeding will enable you to decide on the best long-term approach to ensure your workplace culture supports your business goals.  

  • Need help to create a Safe Driving Policy?

AA Driver Training has put together a sample template that can be amended to suit your company requirements.

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